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. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim fil
in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in p
this with the presidents of the united states. and see them age. just over four years, maybe eight years. >> look like different men when their term is over. that's for sure. ever see how gray, president obama has gotten. difference between '08 and now. staggering. will look like george washington if he gets back in office. coming up next, the medical study could be a game changer for pro football. >> grade school glamour shots. you heard us right. parents posing their kids in elaborate back to school photos. what's be hind the trend? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is
in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. there is no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike, enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start thisis figh. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of time we have a
-- >> no, it is absolutely true. it take is a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of de
for the night. >> hey, wally. it's not what you think. >> its legion of fans, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose sportscenter. ha-ha. and my wife thinks it is a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight. >> 50,000 editions later it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> not the only ones doing crazy things. >> they're fantastic. aren't they amazing. best in the biz. >> an ad agency out of portland. don't know if they still have them. brilliant. >> put it on the map. sportscenter first aired, measly 1.4 million. the figure, 93.8 million. >> starting on cable. taking a risk. people don't then itting they would make it. well they made it. they're thinking in the future you will be able to actually program your own sportscenter and what high legts ylighthighl. espn.com, they have dallas, l.a., new york, boston, chicago. already working toward that. and their anchors will customize highlights for local affiliates in big markets as well. on their way. >> cool. congratulations to espn. >> don't get to watch it
with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims that want handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted comments like this from ann romney a few days ago. >> stop it this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and that provided par
of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. romney held an impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes in what i described as a government centered society. it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i am speaking off the cuff in response to a question. and i am sure i could state it more clearly in a more effective way. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, washington. >> i suspect he will be stating it in more different ways for days to come. >> exactly. i am troubled by the fact that if you are elected president, you do have to make -- remarks that are, off the cuff, you have to be pretty diplomatic, you have meetings with heads of state. >> sure. >> and you have to choose your words carefully. so, i think in today's age when you know everything is being videotaped, to sort of say something like that, even to private, private group, private donors, and basically writing off 50% of the country, you intend to lead. it is very troubling a
in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association told her she needed to slim done and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so than a specific number for my weight. so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and one of the finals. >> the reality there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if-up look at lindsay davenport, serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieved greatness. >> patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development tells abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply suggest she'd take a pass after she struggled with her game earlier this summer. no one tournament is bigger than a player's career, especially when
nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made. he is so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that still clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. so he spoke tonight as a man of hard and some times builter expeer yens, a survivor. he spoke tonight a man of hard >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: and that's why vice president joe biden went all out too. >> we can now proudly say what you have heard me say the last six months -- osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans, who vote
since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear progm, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excus
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